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    1. October 20, 2014

      Clegg seeks to protect public interest journalism from prosecution

      Journalists would benefit from defences to be added to various statutes to cover activities deemed to be part of responsible...

    2. September 29, 2014

      Sex sting on Tory MP poses first test for press regulator

      It was a classic newspaper sting – and it poses the first major test for the new press regulator. The Sunday Mirror’s...

    1. June 25, 2014

      Hacking trial: Blair offered support to Brooks but not Dowlers

      The parents of Milly Dowler believe Tony Blair should apologise for offering his support to Rebekah Brooks over phone...

    2. June 24, 2014

      Press and politicians still miles apart on UK regulation

      There have been two main ramifications of the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World. The first was settled on...

    3. April 17, 2014

      Letter from the Editor

      The Financial Times stands for an independent press, free of economic and political interference. We therefore support...

    4. December 26, 2013

      Cameron warns UK press of risks in shunning new regulator

      David Cameron has warned Britain’s press owners and editors that they will be making a historic mistake if they refuse to...

    5. November 3, 2013

      Miller says newspaper publishers ‘free to decide’ on royal charter

      Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has said newspaper publishers will be free to decide whether to sign up to the royal...

    6. October 30, 2013

      Queen adds royal consent to press regulation charter

      The Queen approved a royal charter on Wednesday to regulate the press, after the newspaper industry failed in a last-ditch...

    7. October 27, 2013

      Maria Miller sides with newspapers on press regulation

      Maria Miller has sided with the newspaper industry’s decision to put together a system of independent self-regulation rather...

    8. October 18, 2013

      A flawed blueprint for press regulation

      The debate about press regulation in Britain has reached a cacophonous climax. After a public inquiry costing several...

    9. October 11, 2013

      Media groups resist signing up to press regulation

      Leading media companies were on Friday night resisting signing up to an amended regulatory framework for the press, as...

    10. October 10, 2013

      Parties reach deal on press regulation

      The three main political parties on Friday announced they had reached a deal on press regulation as they put down a tweaked...

    11. October 10, 2013

      Leveson concerned over press watchdog delays

      Lord Justice Leveson on Thursday expressed concern at the slow pace of negotiations to set up a new press watchdog as...

    12. October 8, 2013

      UK press regulation decision delayed in attempt to reach accord

      Maria Miller is to spend the next three days trying to sign up Labour and the Liberal Democrats to a revised regulatory...

    13. July 17, 2013

      The right answer to press regulation

      When Sir Brian Leveson delivered his report into the British press last November, he was clear about the regulatory regime...

    14. March 19, 2013

      Backlash over proposed press law intensifies

      A backlash against the UK’s new system of press regulation intensified on Tuesday as media groups debated whether to sign up...

    15. March 18, 2013

      MPs vie to claim press regulation win

      Britain’s politicians on Monday vied with each other to declare victory after 20 months of public hearings, debate and...

    16. March 18, 2013

      Turning the page

      Barely two years ago, it was confirmed that members of the British press had routinely hacked into private phone messages,...

    17. March 18, 2013

      Parties reach deal on UK press regulation

      Britain’s newspapers faced a new era of press regulation on Monday, after political leaders struck an outline cross-party...

    18. March 17, 2013

      Royal Charter must guide, not dictate

      The debate over the future of press regulation in Britain has reached an inglorious climax. As MPs and peers prepare to vote...

    19. March 17, 2013

      Tories eye cross-party deal on Leveson

      David Cameron was seeking a face-saving deal over press regulation amid signs that he faces defeat when MPs vote on Monday...

    20. March 15, 2013

      PM stays firm on press reform

      The UK prime minister last night sided with Conservative press barons in the battle over regulation, in spite of the...

    21. March 14, 2013

      Cameron calls vote on press regulation

      David Cameron set the stage on Thursday for a bruising showdown on press regulation as the prime minister abruptly quit...

    22. March 13, 2013

      Leveson reforms hit legal snag

      David Cameron’s attempts to secure cross-party agreement on the Leveson press reforms hit an impasse on Wednesday after the...

    23. March 11, 2013

      Progress on press regulation elusive

      Talks between the three main party leaders on the Leveson proposals for press regulation are at risk of collapsing, Labour...

    24. March 11, 2013

      Time for sensible press compromise

      The debate over how best to regulate Britain’s press has been conducted in a climate of mutual suspicion ever since Lord...

    25. February 12, 2013

      UK press laws

      When Sir Brian Leveson published his report into the British press last November, he was clear about the regime that he...

    26. February 12, 2013

      Tory press watchdog plan draws criticism

      The Conservatives unveiled their long-awaited blueprint for regulation of the press on Tuesday as they sought to garner...

    27. February 8, 2013

      Tories to outline new press regulation

      The Conservatives will next week outline proposals for press regulation, as the party attempts to secure cross-party...

    28. January 22, 2013

      Letwin to publish press regulation plan

      Oliver Letwin is expected this week to publish his proposals for press regulation backed by a royal charter in an effort to...

    29. January 10, 2013

      Editors resist press regulation plan

      The latest government proposals for regulation of the press have met with resistance from newspaper editors who fear Cabinet...

    30. January 8, 2013

      Leveson failed to learn from credit crisis

      There is extreme reluctance to believe that regulatory lessons from one industry can be applied in others; that we can learn...

    31. December 20, 2012

      Press agrees framework for regulation

      Newspaper and magazine editors agreed a broad framework for the future of press regulation on Thursday, but several sticking...

    32. December 11, 2012

      UK press watchdog plan attacked

      A government proposal that a new press regulator be established by royal charter, the same mechanism used to establish the...

    33. December 7, 2012

      Council of Europe warns on Leveson plan

      Imposing the press laws recommended by Lord Justice Leveson would damage Britain’s democracy, the guardian of the European...

    34. December 2, 2012

      Cameron urges editors to act quickly

      David Cameron will this week urge newspaper editors to get their act together and create a powerful independent press...

    35. November 30, 2012

      Press vow to beef up self-regulation plan

      Backers of the leading industry proposal for self-regulation of the press have pledged to revamp their plan after Thursday’s...

    36. November 30, 2012

      Leveson angers press over internet control

      Lord Justice Leveson has angered UK newspaper bosses by deciding to regulate the press while seeming to ignore the blogs,...

    37. November 30, 2012

      Newspapers return fire on Leveson

      UK newspapers reacted negatively on Friday to what Lord Justice Leveson called the “essential” part of his recommendations...

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